Honor 10 Lite vs Realme 2 Pro: Fight For Under-Rs 16,000 Category Smartphone Intensifies

This fight between Realme and Honor is very close, and very interesting.

Honor 10 Lite vs Realme 2 Pro
Honor 10 Lite vs Realme 2 Pro

Huawei sub-brand has launched Honor 10 Lite in the country, starting at just Rs 13,999. The most competitive price segment in India has another solid competitor now. Backed by some top features and specs, Honor 10 Lite seems like a complete package at the price.

Realme 2 Pro has done extremely well in the segment.

While Honor has its own Honor 8X in the same price category, Honor 10 Lite will face some stiff competition from some of the top smartphones in the segment, like Mi A2, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Honor 10 Lite vs Realme 2 Pro: In-Depth Comparison

Successor to the much successful Honor 9 Lite, there’s a lot riding on Honor 10 Lite. Let’s do a quick comparison to find out the best smartphone under 14,000 rupees in India

Display

Realme 2 Pro sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD display in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Honor 10 Lite features a 6.21-inch Full HD+ display with a similar dewdrop notch. Both the smartphone offer an almost similar screen-to-body ratio with thin bezels.

Both the smartphones have large full-screen displays backed by water-drop notch paving way higher screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware

Honor 10 Lite packs in HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC coupled with GPU Turbo 2.0 technology. In comparison, Realme 2 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 660. Both the chips perform really well with no lags in terms of day to day tasks.

Both Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 660 are top-tier mid-range processors offering standard performance.

Storage

Realme 2 Pro has three storage variants available in India: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. While Honor 10 Lite has been launched in two variants of 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB.

The storage can be expanded on both the smartphones for all the variants.

Software

Honor 10 Lite runs on the latest EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Realme 2 Pro on the other hand runs on Color OS 5.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1 UI. In terms of user experience, both Honor 10 Lite and Realme 2 Pro offer a different UI with respective bloatwares.

Both com with some minor tweaks and added features. Though, Android 9.0 Pie on Honor 10 Lite is an added advantage over the Oreo. Android 9.0 Pie update on Realme 2 Pro is expected by the end of Q1.

Rear Camera

Honor 10 Lite comes with a rear dual camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel primary f/1.8 aperture sensor sensor coupled with a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. In comparison, Realme 2 Pro also offers a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 16 megapixel primary f/1.7 sensor paired with a 2 megapixel secondary depth sensor.

Both use AI for color correction and better pictures. In terms of contrast, Realme 2 Pro will stay ahead. Also the detailing is better. The low light photography and overall imaging capabilities are a tad better than Honor 10 Lite.

Front Camera

Up front, Honor 10 Lite has a 24-megapixel f/2.0 aperture sensor. On the other hand, Realme 2 Pro has a 16 megapixel selfie shooter. Both the smartphones perform well in good lighting.

Connectivity

Both Realme 2 Pro and Honor 10 Lite come with similar set of standard connectivity features. They have fingerprint sensors and face unlock for security, infrared sensor, dual 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and other features.

Battery

Honor 10 Lite comes with a 3,400mAh battery, while Realme 2 Pro has a 3,500 mAh battery backing the whole package.

Both the smartphones can run for almost similar periods.

Both Honor 10 Lite and Realme 2 Pro can easily run for a while working day on a single charge.

Pricing & Availability

Honor 10 Lite in India is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs 17,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. In India, Realme 2 Pro costs Rs 13,990 for the 4GB variant and Rs 15,990 for the 6GB variant.

Both the smartphones are available online via Flipkart.

CONCLUSION: Honor 10 Lite vs Realme 2 Pro

Honor 10 Lite does bring in some competition for Reame 2 Pro. Both the smartphones excel in display, performance and overall capabilities. Realme 2 Pro will still dominate in the camera section, but Honor 10 Lite too brings in a solid package.

Honor 10 Lite packs in the latest Android 9 Pie, a lot of new features and added customisations.

Still, if put head to head, both will end very close to each other. The camera will help Realme 2 Pro stay a notch higher. Honor 10 Lite is definitely a great phone too, but if put against Realme 2 Pro, we will pick the Realme phone for it’s camera. If performance and latest Android is your criteria, you can surely go for the new Honor 10 Lite.

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